Award Winning
Garden Designer

CREATING UNIQUE SPACES

 

Bespoke Gardens – Designed for Living.

MANOJ MALDE

Manoj Malde is an award-winning garden designer, writer and public speaker. Although raised in the UK, he attributes much of his love of colour to his ethnic background and Indian ancestry.

As a graduate of the Master’s programme in fashion design at the Royal College of Art, Manoj’s career has taken him to Italy, Germany, New York, Hong Kong and India. He worked in the fashion industry for 18 years, latterly as creative director.

Manoj then studied garden design at the English Gardening School and uses much of his fashion experience within his present career as a landscape designer. Although the materials have changed, his thought process still begins with themes, mood boards, colour palettes and textures. Manoj has a wealth of knowledge and design experience.

Manoj works closely with his private clients to create a unique space that reflects their personality. He also works with architects, interior designers and corporate organisations.

Perfect Plants for the Perfect Place

Delivering a garden design that is unique to you and sits cohesively with your home and the surrounding area.

Connecting with our Clients

Understanding our clients needs is key to delivering a garden, which meets both the brief and high expectations.

It’s all in the Detail and Finish

Gardens designed with a wealth of knowledge and design experience and constructed by reputable contractors means we deliver perfect results.

THE PROCESS

CONSULTATION

Every garden design is individual, capturing the personality of our clients. We achieve this by getting to know your likes and dislikes. We achieve this by getting to know your likes and dislikes. We believe in taking our clients on an exciting journey by looking at images and samples together. This is an energetic meeting looking at magazine tear sheets, pinterest and Instagram images. The information collected will help us to deliver a garden design that is unique to you and sits cohesively with your home and the surrounding area.

SURVEY & SITE ANALYSIS
Accurate measurements are crucial for us to develop a garden design that is to scale. We will note all level changes, access routes, dimensions of doors and windows, utilities, materials, existing trees and shrubs even views from the house.

 

 

 

We will test your soil to understand its pH level and quality, in order to advise on improvements and plant selection. The aspect of the garden helps us understand the light conditions through the day. Determining areas of light and shade helps us with the plant selection process.

PRESENTATION PLANS
The Presentation Plan is a scaled drawing of your garden showing the layout, detail of the patio, steps, water features, seating, pergola/gazebo/shed, containers and planting borders. The drawing will also show level changes and materials.
PLANTING PLAN
On approval of the presentation plan, our focus moves to the planting plan. We will create a scaled plan with hedges, structural planting and trees. All plants will be positioned with full Latin names. A plant images board with full plant schedule is created giving you a better understanding of the plants to be introduced in your garden.
TENDER PROCESS
Once you have approved the design of your garden, reputable landscape contractors will be invited to tender for the construction of your garden.

Contractors will be provided with the survey, presentation plan, planting plan to provide you with an accurate quote. In addition will create a setting out plan and construction drawings for any bespoke features.

A specification document will be written ensuring a high quality of construction and finish for your garden.

QUOTATION
We only work with reputable landscape contractors. Three contractors are invited to tender for the project. They will make a site visit with the designer. All relevant documents will be passed onto them.

The quotes will be sent to our design studio to make sure all areas have been covered.  A quotation comparison is put together for the client’s perusal. This enables the client to make an informed decision about which contractor they would like to appoint.

THE BUILD
Once the contractor is appointed, a start date is agreed and your garden starts to become reality. The studio like to oversee the construction, so we can ensure high standards. We also like to take delivery of the plants and their setting out ensuring quality for your investment.
ONGOING MAINTENANCE

 

On completion, we also offer an ongoing maintenance service through our sister company Couture Gardens, to retain the illusion of effortless beauty. Talk to us, or visit www.couturegardens.co.uk for more information

PORTFOLIO

BENEATH A MEXICAN SKY
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2017

A beautiful, colourful space. The perfect place to sit, relax and be transported to a slice of paradise.

ROOF GARDEN SANCTUARY
HAMPSTEAD LONDON

Large bespoke containers created a balustrade all around the garden with lush planting suitable for the conditions.

MEDITERRANEAN COURTYARD GARDEN
KENTISH TOWN LONDON

A Moroccan inspired garden introduces colour into the garden through cobolt blue walls and yellow architraves and windows.

EDITORIAL

“Visitors to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show enjoyed an award-winning and colourful design, dramatically different from any other garden at the 2017 show. The bold, beautiful creation, named ‘Beneath a Mexican Sky’, transported visitors to the garden’s namesake and its designer, Manoj Malde, took his inspiration from the modernist architect Luis Barragán.”

www.houzz.co.uk

“Designers saddled up! I couldn’t help noticing an equine theme running through the show . There was a copper wire sculpture by Rupert Till of a horse’s head on Manoj Malde’s garden. Urban gardens to the orange and pink walls in Manoj Malde’s garden, inspired by the Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán.”

The Guardian Weekend

“INLAND HOMES: BENEATH A MEXICAN SKY’ Garden design newcomer Manoj Malde of Couture Gardens has created a space inspired by Mexican Pritzker Prizewinning architect Luis Barragán. With walls painted in bright pink and orange, and a bronze wire sculpture of a horse by artist Rupert Till.”

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OUR BLOGS

Autumn Colour

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Spring bulbs

After a long winter slumber we all long for some colour and life in the garden. Spring bulb planting begins in September but save your tulips to be planted in November. Plant them to early and there is the possibility of them suffering tulip fire. To get the greatest...

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Herbaceous Peonies

Peonies are the cream cakes of the flowering world ‘naughty but nice’ and no classic English border should be without them. Peonies do not tolerate waterlogged soil but will do well in clay soil so long as they have good drainage. Start with bare root plants rather...

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High quality of construction and finish for your garden